Chocolatey is described as 'NuGet is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows in mind' and is a well-known app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Chocolatey for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, the Web and BSD. The best alternative is Ninite, which is free. Other great apps like Chocolatey are scoop (Free, Open Source), Homebrew (Free, Open Source), Synaptic (Free, Open Source) and FileHippo (Free).
- Ninite is the easiest way to install software. Pick the apps you want, and the Ninite installer will download and install all of your selected apps at once, automatically. View 78 alternatives to Ninite
- Freemium • Proprietary
Ninite vs ChocolateyNot a cli tool Does not serve packages but checks for updates from some softwares Not Open Source Very limited list of softwares availableIt provided a way to install programs.
- Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+. View 41 alternatives to Synaptic
- Free • Open Source
Synaptic vs ChocolateySynaptic is a Linux only application, which has nothing in common with Chocolatey (maybe only the fact its a package manager, but that's not enough to call it similar, since Chocolatey is aimed only and always will be aimed at Windows users). It would be a lot more helpful to list alternatives for Chocolatey that work on Windows, since 99% of people who are looking for an alternative to it are probably on Windows and are not interested at all in applications that work only in other platforms.